APOCALIPS   THRASH METAL FROM ROMANIA Band Questions answer by FLAVIUS BUDA    
Please introduce yourself and the band members briefly? My name is Flavius and I am vocal and guitarist in ApocalipS since the day one (Dec. 1995). The others members are Leontin VISAN (guitar solo), Florin ACSINTE (bass) and Daniel IAKSO (drums).   What does the band name mean and how do you get it? Our first name was Soul Dissection, in the early days, and then before the firts concert (Oct. 1996) we change the name in ApocalipS wich means Revelation.   Where and how was the band founded? The band was founded in Sannicolau Mare, in the city where was born Bela Bartok.   In that days we play a death-gothic metal. The first concert was in front of 600 peaople.   Was it hard to find suitable band members who fit musically and humanely with the band? No, we all was good friends from kids, and with passion for metal music.   What does the band name mean? Reveletion!   What are the lyrics about and who of you is writing them ? I write the lyrics because it’s easy for me to transmit the message, and I compose most of the songs.   Which bands inspired you and how would you describe your music to someone who has never heard a sound from you? We are inspired by metal music from 90’s (Metallica, Megadeth, Death, Sepultura, Slayer) and i say that are music are pure fucking Metal!   Why should people listen to our music? That’s people’s decision, we make music that we’ve loved to listen from other bands, something like that.   Gate to Infinity your last album from 2010 how satisfied are you with the album eight years later today? What would you do differently ? Gate To Infinity   proved the maturity of members at that time, and it’s a chalenge for us to make a new album better than Gate. We’ll see!   Since your last album is already a few day sold, as I said, I would be interested in whether there   are new song sand when can I count on a release? We are working on new songs, our new album are in progress. One of the songs was play live at summer festivals „Danger!“ will be the first single from our new album, and our new official video. We also will try to make an instrumental song from Bartok Theme’s.   What was your first concert as a fan? And what memory do you have ofit? My first big concert was Metallica in Bucharest, in 9 June 1999. It was speachless! James still is my mentor. What were your live highlights and with which bands did you play? We are played with so many bands in this 23 years at festivals or indoor concerts. Every concert has something unique and we are glade to meet again the bands who we played in the past.   Have already resulted in friendship ? Yes, absolutely!   If you'd like to play live and if you would like to ? We love to play live.   With what do you earn your money except with the music? We all have jobs, music it’s our hobby our escape.   How important are social media for you as a band? Very important.   What would you (her) want to achieve with the band? Just to express our feelings, and to share our music.     What do you think about the Romania metal scene in general? Is growing, we have big festivals, good bands who have concerts in Europe.   Maybe you can recommend some bands from your area? Negura Bunget, Dordeduh, Altar, Bucovina, Dirty Shirt, Implant pentru Refuz.   PERSONAL QUESTIONS !   Where did you grow up and how was your childhood? My childhood was like in fairy tales, i play a lot football    How was your school time you were rather the good student or the break clown ? Good student, i was conscentious.   How did your parents react when you started making metalmusic? Did they support you and how do you feel about your music today? They are proud now, then...  Something like that.   Would you be successful in making musicas a musician? Yes, we are proud of our music.   Are you someone who loves the hustle and bustle of the big city? Or rather looking for peace and relaxation in nature? Nature!   Do you actively practice sports or are you more of a passive spectator? Football. I still play in OldBoys games   When it comes to your physical well you can cook or let you cook for you I don’t cook, I am not good at that.   What does your environment tell you about your passion for metal (friends / family / colleagues) ? Congratulate me for the musical activity.   How do you see the problem with the haters on the internet who have to announce their mental garbage in anonymity always and every where? I don’t care about them, I don’t read. Just ignore!     What do you think about the internet in general? a blessing or a curse? Sometimes a blessing, but i miss old times with tapes and magazines.   What would you personally like to do in your life? E read o lot of books, play football.   Romania country of Dracula!   Lapte de pasăre good.   Metallica or Dream Theater Booth, but Metallica is my favorite band.   Kreator or Arch Enemy I love both bands.   Tuica very very good, better than whiskey!!   Ursus beer Timisoreana!   Drugs NOT!   Movie or Series both, depends on the mood.   Women of course, I am not gay   Your top 10 all time faves Metallica „And Justice For All“ „Black Album“ Hardwired To Selfdestruct“ Europe „Out Of This World“ Dream Theater „Metropolis II“ Megadeth „Crypting Writings“ Behemoth „I Loved You At Your Darkness“ Negura Bunget „OM“ Arch Enemy   „War Eternal“ Kreator „Outcast“   The closing word is yours? Keep support metal music and bands from your hometown! See ya soon with our brand new album. With respect, Flavius BUDA (vocal, guitar ApocalipS)
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